Local Kids Talk COVID-19

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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

COVID-19 has caused uncertainty for all of us, including children. The kids of Santa Barbara County discuss the challenges they have faced during the pandemic. Let’s build on the progress we have made by staying #StrongerTogether #SafelyApart #COVID19.

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SBLetsGetAlong Oct 13, 2020 04:06 PM
Local Kids Talk COVID-19

“The best available evidence indicates if children become infected, they are far less likely to suffer severe symptoms.[1],[2],[3] Death rates among school-aged children are much lower than among adults. At the same time, the harms attributed to closed schools on the social, emotional, and behavioral health, economic well-being, and academic achievement of children, in both the short- and long-term, are well-known and significant. Further, the lack of in-person educational options disproportionately harms low-income and minority children and those living with disabilities. “

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/reopening-schools.html

pstarSR Oct 14, 2020 07:58 AM
Local Kids Talk COVID-19

and you are completely ignoring the teachers, which are adults and some are in the "high risk category". Are the kids going to be taught by no one? taught by a robot? taught by remote ( oh wait, thats already what we are doing ).

CDC's statement above is bein taken way out of context, there is more to the article than just this statement.

SBLetsGetAlong Oct 15, 2020 11:51 AM
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I believe that emotional and social well-being of children should be considered
alongside physical well-being - given that our school board is only looking at half the problem, they are only coming up with ineffective solutions.

Jackie Reid & Wendy Sims Moten admitted on a public school board meeting to hundreds listening that after 7 months they do not have a plan & they do not understand the proposed hybrid model.

Total lack of leadership.

The government stated over a month ago that science & data permits schools to reopen.

No action, no progress, no plan from our school board.

Those few teachers who are concerned should stay home. They are a minority. And the decision not to open is being based upon a few teachers with “personal concerns”.

Not taking into consideration the majority of teachers or the 12,000 students suffering emotionally and receiving a poor “education” since March of last year.

This decision to remain closed goes against the science & data. It goes against the majority of people’s wishes to see e a few hundred “concerned” teachers.

SBPHD stated 3 families can socialize in close proximity for 2 hours.
SBPHD stated cohorts of 16 is ok.

Newsom said all schools can open full time.

So why are the teachers fighting science and families and not Cari g about kids we’ll bring and education?

Why is it that these “concerned” teachers go shopping around numerous strangers regularly it go to dinner & drinks with others with no mask. If they are that concerned and that high risk, stay home. Get a doctors note for their condition.

a-1602789317 Oct 15, 2020 12:15 PM
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SBLETSGETALONG - The teachers and parents opposing school re-openings are an extremely vocal minority. My sibling, my parent, and multiple close friends are all local teachers and we talk daily about this. Most teachers want to get back to the classroom as soon as possible. The zoom classes are inefficient and create problems in class where there didn't use to be problems. There is an influential minority of teachers and parents that have apparently been successful in some districts (SBUSD for now) in pushing the open date back even further. The January start date is also contingent on us achieving the "Orange level," so it's not even a sure thing. We need to make our voices heard more than we are. The kids NEED in person teaching and the schools, SBUSD from personal knowledge, have FAILED to prepare adequately so they could be open next month. The teachers have NOT been working 60+ hours a week or all summer as some keep commenting. The preparation for zoom class is far easier and less time consuming than for a real class. I get that people are concerned about the risk, I am too. BUT, the risk isn't going away and our kids need to get a proper education, not zoom. These same "concerned" teachers and parents are also out socializing and sending their kids to soccer camps. What's happening to our kids' education right now is awful. It's time to get them back in class!

sblocal1967 Oct 15, 2020 12:55 PM
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teachers union > school board > school admin > teachers > kids

did someone say that Capps took $20,000 donation from the teachers union? my goodness - this just wreaks of political BS

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